Guy Garvey & Simon Armitage in Conversation

  • 13
  • Oct
  • 13
  • Oct



Headshot of musician and presenter Guy GarveyDeirdre O'Callaghan


What happens if you put the newly appointed Poet Laureate and one of the UK’s most loved singer songwriters on the same stage? Join us to find out, as Yorkshire poet Simon Armitage and Elbow frontman Guy Garvey discuss their work. What’s their writing process? Who are their literary and musical influences? How do they work in collaboration with other artists? How have the people, places and landscape of the North inspired and shaped their work? Whatever the answers, this is guaranteed to be a unique and special evening. Presented in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University and hosted by Katie Popperwell.

Guy Garvey is the co-recipient of a BRIT Award, the Mercury Music Prize and three Ivor Novello Awards. Simon Armitage has published 28 collections of poetry, and is also a recipient of an Ivor Novello award for songwriting in the BAFTA-winning film Feltham Sings. Both Guy and Simon broadcast on BBC 6 Music; Guy as the host of his own show and Simon alongside Radcliffe and Maconie.

Doors open 7.30pm

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